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how do I treat a cyst on my back without going to the doct

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how do I treat a cyst on my back without going to the doctors.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--is it infected--sore and red? And how large is it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes it is very sore but I can not see if it is red because its on my

back. It feels about 2 inches in diameter.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK. You can apply warm moist compresses to it and then cover it with a mixture of tea tree oil and aloe vera lotion. Don't try to squeeze it and hopefully it will begin to drain on it's own. If, however, after two or three days, if it doesn't drain, you'll need to see a doctor to have it lanced so it can drain. If you start to get a fever and begin feeling poorly, you need to see a doctor at that point since it would mean the infection is apreading
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